Volcano Erupting Cake
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- 8" baked round cakes (use your favorite kind, either store bought mix or homeade)
- tubs chocolate frosting (or homeade chocolate frosting equivelant to 2 tubs of frosting)
- partial tub white frosting (or you can make your own white frosting)
- 1 1/2" cookie cutter, or a small juice glass that's 1 1/2" around
- drops of red food coloring
- drops of green food coloring
- 1 1/2 tsp
- 1/4 lb
- dry ice (be careful, dry ice is 100 degrees, and should only be handled by adults, use tongs and or gloves when handling)
- aluminum foil
- 1 to 2 oz
- hot tap water
Add the green food coloring to the white frosting, and set aside.
Separate the egg, and toss the yolk. Now put the egg white into a small mixing bowl, with 1 1/2 tsp of sugar and 3 drops of red food coloring. Beat until the egg white mixture starts to thicken. You don't want stiff peaks to form, just a thick and foamy texture.
If you can't find dry ice, or don't want to use it, then you can still have your Volcano Cake erupt. There won't be any smoke, but it will still be fun with all the flowing lava!
You'll need a little juice glass or a shot glass, about 3" tall and 1 1/2" around, that will fit snugly in the well of your Volcano Cake. You'll need 1 small box of orange jello, a small bottle of lemon juice and 1 Tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda.
Fill the shot/juice glass 1/2 full of the warm Jello. Pour in some lemon juice, to about 1/2 inch from the top. Now place the glass into the well of the cake, and make sure the glass is flush with the top of the cake.
Now, you're ready for your Volcano Cake to erupt!
Gather family, or party guests, around the table where your cake is. When you're ready, put 1 Tablespoon of the Bicarbonate of Soda (I'm told you can purchase this at a Pharmacy) into the glass, and stir it for only about 1-2 seconds. Now, your "lava" will begin to flow!
You can use 2 Angel Food Cakes, for the cakes if you would rather. Just slice off 3" from the top of one of the angel food cakes, and put it on top of the other angel food cake, to make the Volcano Cake. Then trim the edge of the top layer so you can have the round mountain effect. Frost the cake, by using the directions in the first Volcano Cake method. Then place wadded up paper, in the center of the bottom angel food cake hole, to hold a juice glass. One that will hold either the dry ice method for eruption, or the jello method for eruption. Both explained earlier in the different recipes for lava flow.